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Palmarium Award

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Sylvia Rimm is the recipient of the 2013 Palmarium Award. Dr. Sylvia Rimm is a psychologist, director of Family Achievement Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and a clinical professor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. She served for many years on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children. Sylvia has authored several books, including "Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades" and "How to Parent So Children Will Learn," which were both 2008 National Best Books award winners from USA Book News. As a New York Times Bestseller, her book "See Jane Win" was featured on Oprah, the Today show, and in People Magazine. As a dynamic speaker, Sylvia inspires audiences internationally on parenting and teaching gifted children.

Dr. Rimm received her award and made the lunchtime address at the Institute's 2013 conference, "Engaging the Heart & Mind–Character Education for Gifted Learners."

Palmarium award 

The Palmarium Award is awarded to the individual most exemplifying the vision of the Institute for the Development of Gifted Education:

A future in which giftedness will be understood, embraced, and
systemically nurtured throughout the nation and the world.

Recipients demonstrate the Institute's vision through understanding of giftedness in the areas of:

  1. Practice by impacting graduate education, pre-service, and P-12 community
  2. Outreach through advocacy at a variety of levels (local, national, international)
  3. Publications informing teachers, children, parents, policy makers, and academia
  4. Research influencing theory, practice, and policy

The award will be presented at the Institute for the Development of Gifted Education's conference, Weaving Together Innovative Thinking and Design: The Future of Differentiation, on February 6, 2015.  The recipient will also deliver the lunchtime keynote address.

palmarium award nominations

If you are interested in nominating an individual for the 2015 Palmarium Award. Send nomination information to Dr. Norma Hafenstein, Director, Institute for the Development of Gifted Education, by mail to 1999 E. Evans Ave. Ste. 130 Denver, CO 80208, or via email IDGE@du.edu (with IDGE Award in the subject line) by Monday, December 1, 2014.

To apply for this award, please submit the Palmarium Award Nomination Form (PDF), a minimum of three letters of recommendation, copy of nominee's curriculum vitae, and up to four artifacts.